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Siamese Twin Towns And Unitary Concepts In Border Inequality

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Border studies, however termed is now a well established scholarly field, and for many reasons the nearly 2000 miles of the United States Mexico border has always been at its centre. In recent decades, coinciding with the expansion of the European Union, European border studies have made perhaps an almost equal contribution to the field. Lesotho is a constitutional monarchy with a population of just under two million and a total land area of the size of the State of Maryland. Twin towns may move over time from cooperation to functional integration, teaming up on production, business partnerships, employment, and social services. On the macro-economic level, both Lesotho (colonial Basutoland) and Mexico moved from local to trans-border modes of production, from the raising of livestock and crops to labour migration.

Keywords: border studies; labour migration; Lesotho; twin towns; United States Mexico border

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